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SPECIES Rhinolophus silvestris

Author:Aellen, 1959.
Citation:Arch. Sci. Phys. Nat. Geneve, 12: 228.
Common Name:Forest Horseshoe Bat
Type Locality:Gabon, Latoursville, N'Dumbu Cave.
Distribution:Gabon, Republic of Congo.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:ferrumequinum species group. Considered a subspecies of clivosus by Hayman and Hill (1971), but see Koopman (1975), Cotterill (2002), and Csorba et al. (2003). The relationships of silvestris and deckeni are unclear, these forms may be conspecific; see Csorba et al. (2003).



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